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Underground Utility Work Scheduled for Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility Project Pipelines

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, the City of Morro Bay will be conducting work in your neighborhood to gather information about and confirm the locations of buried utilities on Atascadero Road, Main Street, Quintana Road and South Bay Boulevard. The work will provide the City’s team with important information about the location and depth of the existing utilities in the public right-of-way.

What To Expect: Experienced professionals will conduct underground utility location work in your neighborhood using a specialized truck. The work at each site will take approximately one to two hours, with phased completion from north to south. All of the site work will occur within the public right-of-way with approved traffic control plans from the City of Morro Bay and an approved permit from the California Department of Transportation. Minor traffic control, like signage and cones, will be in place to direct traffic around the active work areas. No full road closures will occur as part of this work.

In select cases where underground utility location work is scheduled near a driveway, the crews will accommodate all necessary driveway access. The work will not generate very much noise. A small test hole at each site will be backfilled and patched immediately, and only a small patch will be evident following the work. No material will be discharged during the testing or left behind at the sites.

When: This work is expected to be complete by Thursday, Jan. 2. Work will be scheduled on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No work is scheduled on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 or Jan. 1

Why: The City is designing pipelines and offsite facilities as part of its Water Reclamation Facility Project. Understanding the location and depth of existing utilities will help finalize the design by early 2020.

The City of Morro Bay is investing in the construction of the Water Reclamation Facility Program that will protect our environment, and provide a safe, clean and reliable water supply for our community.

The Water Reclamation Facility Program involves replacing the City’s existing wastewater treatment plant with an advanced water purification facility that will meet state regulations, protect the environment, and contribute a safe and reliable water source for Morro Bay’s homes and businesses. The project will create a drought buffer and will be capable of providing up to 80 percent of the City’s water needs in the future. The schedule calls for pipeline construction to begin in mid-2020.

Contact: Please contact 877-MORROBAYH2O with questions about this work or for more information about the City’s Water Reclamation Facility Project. Thank you for your patience as this work is completed.

Contact Info

Eric Casares
WRF Program Manager
595 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(559) 240-2739

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